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The Sean Bowler Story

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Average Costs:

Manual Wheelchair $2,345

Residential Ramp $6,410

Home Modifications $5,000+

Adaptive Software $900

Adaptive Driving Controls $1,800

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Jack Trottier Foundation

Tax ID: 88-0612611

44 Chestnut Rd. 

Tyngsboro, MA 01879

The Sean Bowler Story

On January 5th, Sean Bowler was walking down the stairs for breakfast when he lost his balance and fell. Sean broke his T1 vertebrae which created further complications at the C5 level causing paralysis from the shoulders down. He has been working with the inpatient team at Spaulding to adjust to using a powered wheelchair. 


Sean has special needs that make this transition more difficult. He has a great family and community of support that is doing all they can to help in the recovery process. He has a love for his family and the day program at Coastal Connections in Amesbury, MA, which he is hopeful to return to once he is settled back home. 


JTF has provided funding for the Bowler family to install a 24’ aluminum ramp and several door thresholds so that Sean can access his home.


More than anything, Sean has a positive attitude toward his new life and has made a tremendous impact on the Spaulding team and our organization. To learn more about Sean’s story, please visit

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